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Forum: Fly Rods 06-06-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Line for the NRX LP

There's only a handful of vision fly line dealers in the U.S. But they make some amazing lines. The vision target #4 would be a sweet line for that rod, the taper can best be described as an extended...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-04-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,050
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Mid-Flex or Tip-Flex

To the original poster,
Based on what you've said, I also think trying as many rods as possible is your best bet. Some shops like Reds I believe, will send demo rods out for people to try. This...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-04-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Need recommendation for a New York salmon rod?

Ts47,
The zenith will certainly be tougher more durable graphite than ur BVK, but then again a 20+lb king salmon in a 1000 cfs on the salmon River.....no way. Then again chances are your avg. fish...
Forum: Spey Rods and Switch Rods - Fly Fishing Tackle Talk! 06-04-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Switch rod uses?

The switch rods thing is interesting, I'm a big Spey enthusiast, rods that get most use are the 5126 for trout & landlocked salmon, 7136 for steelhead & 8110 switch for tight quarters steelhead &...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-04-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 455
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Need recommendation for a New York salmon rod?

I fish the salmon river frequently. Your current rod lineup is more than enough for steelhead, but on the other hand an 8 weight is probably not enough stick for salmon. I see guys break 8 weights...
Forum: Fly Rods 06-01-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Rod Comparison

Recently I had a client wielding 486 LL, he was a novice caster and struggled as the wind picked up ha ha. Anyway, for kicks I spent some time casting the rod, it certainly was nice having a soft...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-28-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 38,931
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Sage Rod Chart Old to New

Many are aware of my love affair with the VXP, I only have the 9' 5 wieght, but I would certainly agree w/ cabelas that it's an improvement over the XP series, lighter wieght, slimmer blank &...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-28-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 944
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Pure Owned Hardy's Future

Great thread S&S, looks like u posted this not a minute too soon, Hardy fans nearly fell apart at the seams hahaha phew.

My experience with pure fishing was not so encouraging. I purchased a...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-27-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Leland and red truck fly rods

Leland is a very unique rod maker, not quite "custom" yet not quite "manufactured", they fall into an interesting niche market category. First off, I think they're rods are wildly underrated, Leland...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-27-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Onto the Next Rod...Switch for Steelhead

First off I should mention switch rods are really "baby speys" they are not user friendly for single hand casting and will punish ur wrist something awful. That said, the buelah switch rods south of...
Forum: Fly Rods 05-27-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: 7 weight rod choice.

The Scott 12'8" rod u mentioned would be a good rod to get into Spey casting with given that rods north of 12'ft will be easier to learn the fundamentals on then a shorter switch rod. However, given...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-07-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 689
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Fitting the gap

I would say go with the 5 wieght (if it was me) why? B/c for your dedicated dry fly needs and small stream fishing the circa will be amazing. For your your streamer, tandem nymph rigs & spilt shot...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-07-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: 9' 6wt for NC/TN smallmouth?

For a 9' 6wieght I'm torn between Nexus, streamdance glx and NRX. Haven't tried the nexus yet though and it looks like a great deal, beautiful craftsmanship for the price too.
Forum: Fly Rods 04-05-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 707
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: 9' 6wt for NC/TN smallmouth?

I too am interested in the nexus as a 9' 6wieght, can you compare the casting stroke and flex to another rod series? I've heard it has a similar action to the z-axis.

Another great 6wieght is the...
Forum: Fly Rods 04-03-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Orvis H2 tip-and-mid Flex

S&S I couldn't agree more. As you may know I am personally more a fan of all rounders than specialized rods, however I agree that it puts the company and the potential consumer at a disadvantage....
Forum: Fly Rods 04-02-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,871
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Sage Salt.... Wow!

S&S enjoy your trip you lucky dog! I'm excited for this particular rod review, I don't yet have a standard 9' 8wt. For saltwater and am very interested in this rod.
Forum: Fly Rods 04-01-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Orvis H2 tip-and-mid Flex

The flex rating designation of Orvis rods was a wonderful thing, this issue came up a lot at managers meetings when I worked for the company: wether or not to do away with printing the numbers on the...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-28-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: 7 weight rod choice.

A 10' 7wt. Is a nice setup for steelhead, though it would not be a good transition into spey casting techniques, for that you would need a double hander spey or switch. Yes, you can single hand spey...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-25-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 78,960
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Rod Love; the Fly Rod Picture Thread

Killem',
Is that (left) st. Croix legend elite, (middle) sage TXL, (right) Loomis Streamdance?? All in 590?
Forum: Fly Rods 03-25-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: You do not pick the fly rod, the fly rod picks you!

Interesting article, these are my thoughts; Though I agree with some concepts in the article, such as, Making the rod choice yourself, instead of letting shop owners sell you on one. I don't agree...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-25-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,459
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Douglas fly rods

S&S I am hoping the DXF is a solid contender for a mid priced rod, the market needs a "game changer" price to performance ratio, the biggest complaint I hear from clients is fly-rod prices. Its nice...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-23-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,459
Posted By thenewlushlife
Douglas fly rods

Douglas, a new rod & tackle manufacturer based out of Phoenix, NY. Owner Jim Murphy the former president of Hardy North America is leading the charge. Interesting right?

His flagship model is the...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-23-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,469
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: 4 weight 8' 6" -- Winston GVX or other?

Haha I would be willing to bet 6 wieght bIIIx or GVX would fit that bill of "strong 5" one piece of information that supports this theory is George cook's deflection charts for his rod shootouts. You...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-23-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,496
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: Orvis Recon and H2 tests vs Sage Accel and One

The recon is a nice all around fly rod blank, not neccessarily an improvement over the access rod it replaced. The H2 is certainly a high performance rod as well, the sweethearts in the bunch for the...
Forum: Fly Rods 03-22-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,469
Posted By thenewlushlife
Re: 4 weight 8' 6" -- Winston GVX or other?

But is the 690 GVX or BIIIX really a good all around 6? My understanding is that they're more like strong 5's, when buying a 6 I want to be able to chuck large streamers in windy conditions, can the...
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